Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Araschnia Hübner, 1819 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 37.    [BHLBHL]

Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:

Papilio levana Linnaeus, 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn 10), 1: 480.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Scudder , 1875. Proc. amer. acad. Arts Sci., Boston 10(2): 117.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Hemming (1967) stated:-

Scudder erroneously treated Papilio levana as type-species by monotypy because the only other nominal species (Papilio prorsa) placed in this genus by Hübner represented only a [seasonal] form of Papilio levana. This misconception does not however invalidate Scudder's selection of Papilio levana as type-species.

ARASCHNIA was included within the subfamily NYMPHALIDAE: NYMPHALINAE by Ackery et al., in Kristensen (1999).

The higher classification used here follows Lamas (2008).

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Junior name(s):
Arachnia ; Wheeler, 1903: 148.

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